Francisco Gomez Paz

Francisco Gomez Paz was born in Argentina in 1975. After graduating in Industrial Design from the National University of Cordoba, he moved to Milan to take a Masters in Design. In 2004, he opened his own design office, which has involved him over the years in working with clients of the calibre of Artemide, Driade, Danese, Lensvelt, Luceplan, Olivetti and Sector. The approach adopted by Gomez Paz to designing is inspired by his curiosity, his knowledge of materials and technologies and a creative process with a decisively experimental, manual and heuristic flavour. Among the important international acknowledgements his work has won him are the Good Design Award and the Red Dot Award, both in 2010. In 2007, he and Alberto Meda were together the winners of the first edition of the Index Award for their Solar Bottle, which was then chosen by the MoMA in New York for its Study Collection in the following year. In 2011, he received the Prize of Prizes for Innovation from the President of the Italian Republic, Giorgio Napolitano, for his Hope lamp for manufacturer Luceplan, as well as the ADI Compasso d’Oro Award. He is actively involved in research and teaching.